Rose Marie Quirin

Rose Marie Quirin
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Rose Marie Quirin, 88, of Belleville, IL, born December 7, 1927, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Quirin was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, civil service employee, and homemaker. She worked at Scott Air Force Base for 26 years and was a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Rose Marie was a faithful member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church, the Prayer Chain, St. Henry’s St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the Ladies Club at the church.

After retirement, Rose Marie also volunteered with the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, the Ministry to the Sick and Aged, and the Meals on Wheels program.  She was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, Class of 1945. Rosie kept in touch with friends from high school through regular lunches up through the time she lived at St. Paul’s.

Anyone would tell you Rosie was particularly dedicated to her friends and family. Throughout the years Rosie delighted in get-togethers with her family, and enjoyed the rapport with patrons when working at the church fish fries and the many other church functions she participated in. One of her proudest accomplishments was creating a series of photo albums for each grandchild from birth through college. Gregarious yet humble, gracious yet down-to-earth, hilarious and hospitable, Rosie was a shining light in the life of everyone who knew her.

Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Antoinette, nee Glogovsek, Branom; a son-in-law, Dick Joyce; a nephew, Ron Pierce; and a niece, Sandi Baasel.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Stanley J. Quirin, whom she married on November 11, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL;
her son and daughter, James J. (Barbara) Quirin of Fenton, MO,
and Mary Sue Joyce (William Mueller) of Belleville, IL;
daughter-in-law, Liz Quirin;
five grandchildren, Sarah Weeks,
Kate (Casey) Spooner,
Richard (Cleo) Joyce,
Tim (Catie) Quirin,
and Michael (Amber) Joyce;
two great-grandchildren, Emma Rose Joyce
and Isaiah Sears;
and two sisters, Helen F. Hollansworth of Foley, AL,
and Betty Ann (Paul) Voss of Belleville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Henry’s Parish or to the Ministry to the Sick and Aged.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Rose Marie Quirin

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in addition to a Sympathy Card sent to home address. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.

Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019, Mascoutah, IL-Illinois, 62258-1318

My sincere sympathy to Rosie’s family. I worked with Rosie at Scott AFB years ago and she was as beautiful a person on the inside as she was on the outside. Sending thoughts and prayers to her loved ones.

Kathy Lowe Wisniewski, , ,

PleSe accept my sincere condoleances. Rosie and I worked together for a few years…had lunch together just about every day. She was as lovely inside as outside. I remember her fondly.

Fran Caldwell, Ofallon, Il, 62269


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